For Agenus Inc. [AGEN], Analyst sees a rise to $12. What next?


Agenus Inc. [NASDAQ: AGEN] loss -1.52% or -0.03 points to close at $1.95 with a heavy trading volume of 3280990 shares. The company report on April 26, 2022 that Agenus to Provide Corporate Update and First Quarter 2022 Financial Report.

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Conference Call on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Agenus (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immuno-oncology company with an extensive pipeline of checkpoint antibodies, adjuvants, and vaccines designed to activate immune response to cancers and infections, today announced it will release its first quarter 2022 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Agenus executives will host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET the same day to discuss the results and to provide a corporate update.

It opened the trading session at $1.97, the shares rose to $2.04 and dropped to $1.95, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AGEN points out that the company has recorded -48.55% loss over the past six months. However, it is still 1.52% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.22M shares, AGEN reached to a volume of 3280990 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Agenus Inc. [AGEN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AGEN shares is $9.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AGEN stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for Agenus Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Riley FBR raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on November 19, 2019, representing the official price target for Agenus Inc. stock. On October 28, 2016, analysts decreased their price target for AGEN shares from 10 to 5.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Agenus Inc. is set at 0.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for AGEN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.85. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 15.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.09.

Trading performance analysis for AGEN stock

Agenus Inc. [AGEN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -14.10. With this latest performance, AGEN shares dropped by -26.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -48.55% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -38.10% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AGEN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 30.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.24, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 34.17 for Agenus Inc. [AGEN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.5960, while it was recorded at 2.0500 for the last single week of trading, and 3.9684 for the last 200 days.

Agenus Inc. [AGEN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Agenus Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

An analysis of insider ownership at Agenus Inc. [AGEN]

There are presently around $266 million, or 59.00% of AGEN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AGEN stocks are: STATE STREET CORP with ownership of 21,170,850, which is approximately 71.939% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 17,649,673 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $34.95 million in AGEN stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $34.92 million in AGEN stock with ownership of nearly 18.072% of the company’s market capitalization.

112 institutional holders increased their position in Agenus Inc. [NASDAQ:AGEN] by around 30,081,156 shares. Additionally, 64 investors decreased positions by around 16,893,583 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 87,193,585 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 134,168,324 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AGEN stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,321,507 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 7,891,945 shares during the same period.